Whether you’re a design student or simply a studious designer, check out our handful of grants and scholarships awarding the pupil within:
The deadline for a number of the IDAEF’s professional development grants is fast approaching, with applications being accepted until June 30. Ten grants are on offer this year, with some available for members or for chapters, while others are open to design/furnishings professionals, organizations or schools. The Ina Mae Kaplan Historic Preservation Grant for $1,500 is open to those involved in restoring or preserving historic sites, while the Elizabeth Brown Grant to Interior Design Programs for $1,000 is open to an accredited interior design program for supplementary materials and the Irma Dobbin Universal Design grant for $2,000 is for an individual developing a universal design project to meet the living needs of all ages and capabilities. Act fast, as applications for these and other grants will be received only until June 30. Learn more.
RHFF is sponsoring young people to attend the Home Furnishings Networking Conference.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), John McAslan + Partners, and the Environment Agency are offering the 2015 RIBA McAslan Bursary, which will support an individual or team of architecture and engineering students, graduates and newly qualified architects and engineers to develop and create a design research project. The projects should demonstrate progress towards a sustainable solution that improves the physical environment for communities and tackles the challenges posed by climate change or weather extremes. Applicants are welcome to apply, by October 1, 2015, for grants of up to £5,000 to support their project. Sir Phillip Dilley, chairman of the Environment Agency, shared, “It is really important that we nurture the next generation of young architects and engineers to enable them to design innovative sustainable solutions to the challenges we all face from climate change. This initiative is a great way of helping to achieve this and we are proud to be involved.” Learn more.
The Retail Home Furnishings Foundation is providing sponsorships for young people in the home furnishings industry to attend industry events, with a $50,000 allocation spread out over the next three years. The funds will provide young retailers with the chance to attend events including NAHFA’s Home Furnishings Networking Conference, the Association’s on-site mentoring programs, and Furniture/Today’s Future Leadership Conference. Sharron Bradley, CEO of NAHFA, voiced her enthusiasm: “I’m very excited that RHFF is investing in the next generation of retailers. It’s a great project that will benefit not just individuals, but the industry as a whole.” Learn more by reaching out to Bradley.
The Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant, via the Center for Architecture, offers single or multiple awards totaling $15,000, to U.S. citizens with a degree in architecture who are full-time practicing architects (either licensed or unlicensed) to travel with a focus on self-directed education that benefits the architect's practice. Apply by November 15. Learn more.